Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Notwithstanding the provisions of section eighty-five H of chapter thirty-two of the General Laws, section one hundred and eleven F of chapter forty-one of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, and notwithstanding any greater compensation or benefits as may be provided by any insurance policy, the town of Cummington is hereby authorized to make payments, to a volunteer or part-time police officer, firefighter or emergency medical attendant injured in the line of duty, who becomes disabled as a result of said injury or in the case of death as a result of said injury, to his beneficiary, at the level of his regular employment, up to, but not exceeding, the levels which would be authorized by law, assuming that the salary of any such police officer, firefighter or emergency medical attendant was that of a full time entry level permanent police officer, firefighter or emergency medical attendant in a community to be chosen from communities presently comprising Hampshire county by the board of selectmen of said town of Cummington. The community chosen shall be a community which provides twenty-four hours per day on duty police officers, firefighters and emergency medical attendants. Said town of Cummington is hereby authorized to provide such compensation directly or through insurance to such police officer, firefighter or emergency medical attendant, or in the case of death to said police officer's, firefighter's or emergency medical attendant's beneficiary.